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How exactly does everyone use this site?

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8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago
I was just browsing the site and began to wonder about this. As probably a lot of others have, I stumbled acros this site whilst looking for cheap christmas items - I've been using it ever since.

It is only untill a few days ago though, that I actually realized that there are forums for chatting and posting deals into, etc; for weeks I used the site and did not even know this, I simply thought that it was simply about posting and viewing deals (mainly from the main page or the RSS feeds).

I now realize that the deal posting stuff is actually intergrated and woven into the forum and the whole site is really one big forum and the deal posting is in effect, second to it.

I'm probably asking the wrong people (as I'm posting in a forum and you'd have to read this post to answer it - your opinion will be biased), but do you think many people just use the and look for the deals, or that the forums play an inportant part too?

For example, where do you post your comments on a deal - do you do it from looking at the deal on the main page and then from there, or do you do it as a result of browsing the forums - how do you find your deal, main page, forums, rss feeds?

Either way, its a great site - the only critisism is that I'm now spending more money that I should, and on stuff that I do not really need, lol!
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8y, 11m agoPosted 8 years, 11 months ago

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Welcome here ellios :) As a moderator here, I use all of the forums :) Since the update, I have made the most use of the "custom" tab, which I have set up to view what I want to see :)
It took me over a year to realize there were forums here :oops: I just flicked through the main page and always assumed the "comments" would be like a blog with the odd "thank you" posted in them :?
Hi ellios welcome here :) I found your comments interesting and what you and JimmyW are saying is part of the reason why we have worked on the deal/rest of site integration. There's a huge amount of info on here and members helping each other on all sorts of things other than straight up deals. The deals are always the main focus of the site and the reason it exists but other areas can be just as helpful when you are hunting for a deal.
I use it with a laptop.

How do you use yours?
My email application is running all the time and I check in it every time I sit down at the computer so:
I have turned on email alerts for all new deals.
Set up an email address and inbox solely for hukd.
Get about 200 alerts a day all as individual emails so very easy to scan.
Go down the list deleting as I go all the deals that don't interest me.
When I get to an interesting one, open the email, click on the link, read the deal, look at the comments for extra information and decide what to do.

So I am very dependent on email alerts. This is why it was such a big problem for me when the alerts stopped when the site changed. But now it's better than the old site because then a lot of links in the emails just got to 'page not found' but very few do now.

If anyone can tell me a more efficient way of knowing about the deals I would like to hear it.
But now it's better than the old site because then a lot of links in the emails just got to 'page not found' but very few do now.

Those were deals that were removed because of spam, self-promotion, duplicates. We are still getting that, but not as much I think.
If anyone can tell me a more efficient way of knowing about the deals I would like to hear it.

What web browser do you use?
Hi ellios,
I used the site like you for close on 18 months. It is only with the new site being introduced and the emails stopping (for a while) that I registered. I have now spent hours on reading stuff I did not know existed. Some of the members have made me laugh, some taught me things I didn't know and many have saved me a fortune. Welcome and I hope you will have the good experience I am having.
taasda :santa:
i tend to use it for unwinding at the end of the day, something like chewing gum for the eyes. Its quite therapeutic no arguing, easy on the eye etc :-D
What web browser do you use?

Firefox, but v1 because if I upgrade the system falls around my ears (slight exageration)

Looks interesting. I'll try and get my antiquated Firefox to accept it.
I hope you can get ticker-tape sound effects to drive everybody nuts with.
With great difficulty.
I bring over a friend who works for Nasa. He understands the technicalities of these internet sites and helps me use HUKD. He also happens to be a rocket scientist. =)
atm i have a separate browser for the main page and use my main browser for the forums its too much of a pain to switch between "text only" and normal view everytime i want to look at one or ther other
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